The Mission of CMAA is to promote the profession of Construction Management and the use of qualified Construction Managers on capital projects and programs.

    The Vision of CMAA is that all owners will realize capital project and program success by using professionally qualified Construction Managers. CMAA-Chicago brings together professionals from Chicago and around the Midwest.

To join the Chicago Chapter of the Construction Management Association, you must first enroll to become a member of the National CMAA Chapter.

 Membership Page

 CMAA National Website and  CMAA-CII Alliance Website

CMAA National Website and CMAA-CII Alliance Website

March Luncheon - Chicago Transit Authority Red/Purple Line Modernization

presented by Chris Bushell, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure

The Chicago Transit Authority operates and maintains the nation's second largest public transportation system serving the City of Chicago and neighboring communities.  Join us for a presentation outlining their planned improvements for the Red and Purple Lines. 

When: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Where: Petterino's, 150 N. Dearborn St., Chicago
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $55 Members/ $65 Non-members/ $25 Students

Sponsorship opportunities for this, and future events are available - contact Kevin Wilson at for more details. This event is sponsored by STV Inc, TY Lin International Group, WSP Global, D'Escoto Inc., Coordinated Construction Project Control Services, RME, and SQN Associates.


Construction Management Association of America
Chicago Chapter 3rd Annual Awards Program

Deadline for Entries is March 30, 2018

The Construction Management Association of America Chicago Chapter is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Awards Program to recognize outstanding achievement in the practice of construction management and program management.

Award winners will serve as examples for CMAA to promote professionalism and excellence in the management of the construction process, and will be honored during our Awards Ceremony at the 3rd Annual Awards luncheon scheduled on May 24, 2018. The top scoring submittal will also be considered for submittal to the 2018 CMAA National Competition on your behalf by the CMAA Chicago Chapter.

This competition is open to all Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) members and non-members. To be eligible projects, programs or program phases must have achieved substantial completion during the period starting Jan 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2017.
Awards are bestowed in these categories:
(includes highways, transit, airports, ports, public works, etc.) with:
• constructed value less than $25 Million
• constructed value greater than $25 Million
(includes education, health care,research, offices, commercial, residential, hospitality, federal, state, county, city,etc.) with:
New Construction or
• constructed value less than $25 Million
• constructed value greater than $25 Million
(these categories allow for distinct phases of a multi-project or multi-phase program to be submitted for consideration):
• Buildings (includes education, health care, research, offices, commercial, residential, hospitality, federal, state, county, city, etc.)
• Infrastructure (includes highways, transit, airports, ports, public works, etc.)

Deadline for entries is March 30, 2018
• Project Nomination Form
• $150.00 submission Fee
• 3 electronic copies of Nominations on flash drive
Awards Ceremony Luncheon
• During 3rd Annual Awards luncheon on
May 24, 2018

For questions regarding submittals please email:


Upcoming Events 

 We will provide more information as event planning develops, and we look forward to see you there! Click "Join Our Mailing List" above, or email Heather McNitt at  to join CMAA and keep up to date with our last events!


Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Capital Projects Symposium

CMAA's 2018 Capital Projects Symposium is a high-level conference dedicated to helping the construction management industry build the skills needed to innovate, execute, and communicate across all disciplines. Education sessions will highlight effective leadership skills in areas like: team building, strategic planning, and decision making and will provide valuable insights into how successful projects are organized to work in a "real world" construction management environment.

Sessions will address new technologies, new techniques and applications, innovative project methodologies, lessons learned in project delivery, and other topics, including case studies and current market research.  This is a must-attend event for anyone with a vested interest in discovering opportunities to better utilize leadership, innovations, and technology in the CM industry.

For more information on the Capital Projects Symposium, click here: 

When: March 18-20, 2018

Where: Denver, CO

Register for the Symposium by clicking here:

CMAA/ AACE Joint Social Networking Event

When: 5-8PM - April 1st, 2018 - DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

Where: Lagunitas Brewing Company - 2607 W. 17th St.


Luncheon - Obama Presidential Library: Speaker(s) The Lakeside Alliance and Obama Foundation

When: 11:30am-1:00PM - April 26th, 2018

Where: Petterino's, 150 N Dearborn St.


Project Achievement Awards & Scholarship Program

When: 11:30am-1:00PM - May 24, 2018.

Where: Petterino's, 150 N Dearborn St.

Registration to come.


Golf Outing at Seven Bridges Golf Course

When: June 6th, 2018.


Summer Site Visits (tentative)

  • June: CTA Project
  • July: Cook County Health & Hospital
  • August: Project with Lend Lease


2018 National Conference & Trade Show

When: October 14-16, 2018

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information, contact the CMAA Chicago Chapter Secretary, Heather McNitt at .